6 Games And Holiday Challenges For Family Fun (ages 3-100)
Sometimes need a boost with some family activities. Here's our selection, for heaps of fun and laughter for everyone.
Don't let that airport thriller you just finished go to waste. Challenge the family members to re-enact their favourite scene from the book they are reading, playing as many characters as possible. The results are unlikely to win you an Academy Award, but they will no doubt leave everyone in stitches
USE YOUR EYES
Yellow Car might just be the easiest game in existence. When you spot a yellow vehicle, whoever calls out, ‘Yellow car!' first is the winner. Being featured on the BBC radio comedy Cabin Pressure, made it go viral. So bring the kids in on the fun.
5 photos a day challenge
Digital cameras and phones make it easy to take lots of photos, but do we really spend enough time framing our perfect shots? Make a challenge for the family: they can only take five photos a day. This will ensure every shot is considered, leading to a more memorable image.
At the end of the trip, the family can share their photos and the stories behind them, and vote for the best image.
Here are some interesting subjects to get you started:
- The 1000-year-old Koutoubia Mosque near Angsana Riads Morocco
- Dawn offering of alms to the monks, close to Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel, Laos
- A hot air balloon ride above Tengchong Volcano Park nearby Angsana Tengchong, Hot Spring Village, China
- The famed Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, China
- Spotting the rare antelope-like Saola on Truong Son Mountain near Angsana Lang Co in Central Vietnam
Watch your tongue
Learn at least one phrase in the language of your holiday destination. And yes, it should be more complex than a simple ‘hello'. In fact, why not ask your friendly Angsana concierge to recommend a local tongue twister? Kids will love the attention they get and parents will enjoy learning a new skill!
Make your own fiction
Liven up a long wait at the airport, or prevent little ones from getting bored at lunch, by giving creatively fictional back stories to the strangers around you – the crazier the better. That sweet old taxi driver is actually a retired clown. The giggling lifeguard? He's laughing because an invisible monkey is tickling his armpits. You get the idea, now create stories.
Scent is one of the strongest triggers for your memory. So make taking in local smells a family activity for everyone, and later you can exchange your favourite holiday smells.